The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, running from 16 to 19 March 2016, is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.
Held at the NEC, Birmingham, the free fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits, as well as careers information from STEM professionals.
The Fair aims to show young people aged seven to 19 the exciting and rewarding opportunities out there for them with the right experience and qualifications, by bringing classroom learning to life. It celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievement in science and engineering and encourages more young people to take part in STEM initiatives and consider careers in these areas, with support from their parents and teachers.
Having grown from 6,500 visitors in 2009, its first year, to nearly 70,000 in 2015, The Big Bang Fair is made possible thanks to the collaborative efforts of over 200 organisations. More information is available at thebigbangfair.co.uk/Event organisers will be tweeting from @BigBangFair throughout the week and the hashtag is #BigBangFair. The Fair is co-ordinated by EngineeringUK, an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society: www.engineeringuk.com